Politics

Final results of the 12 wards in AMAC Area Council election

Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, is the most cosmopolitan of the six area councils in Abuja, has 12 wards and includes the city centre of the Nigerian capital.’

While the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won in 10 wards while the All Progressives Congress, APC won in only two. The results for AMAC were officially declared by the INEC Returning Officer, Sani Saka.

Below are the final results of the 12 wards in AMAC Area Council.

AMAC CHAIRMANSHIP

WARD – NYANYA

APC -1,199
PDP – 1,861

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 3,301
REGISTERED VOTERS – 53,237

WARD – JIWA

APC -1,224
PDP – 1,429

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 2,831
REGISTERED VOTERS – 43,572

WARD – GUI

APC -834
PDP – 1,606

WARD – KARSHI

APC -1,477
PDP – 180

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 1,678
REGISTERED VOTERS – 13,943

WARD – GWAGWA

APC -1,158
PDP – 1,624

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 2,952
REGISTERED VOTERS – 39,960

WARD – OROZO

APC -335
PDP – 674

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 1,051
REGISTERED VOTERS – 30,417

WARD – CITY CENTER

APC -1,093
PDP – 1,137

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 2,360
REGISTERED VOTERS – 74,245

WARD – GARKI

APC -914
PDP – 2,983

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 4,385
REGISTERED VOTERS – 86,109

WARD – KARU

APC -863
PDP – 1,848

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 2,857
REGISTERED VOTERS – 59,485

WARD – GWARINPA

APC -2,086
PDP – 2,609

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 4,953
REGISTERED VOTERS – 99,384

WARD – WUSE

APC -933
PDP – 857

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 1,897
REGISTERED VOTERS – 88,070

WARD – KABUSA

APC – 1,124
PDP – 2,494

ACCREDITED VOTERS – 4,154
REGISTERED VOTERS – 71,448

TOTAL
APC – 13,240
PDP – 19,302

In the meantime, there were challenges with the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System on Saturday as many FCT residents trooped out to vote in council elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The polls, conducted to elect council chairmen and councillors, were held in Abaji, Bwari, Gwagwalada, Kuje, Kwali, and Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).

But the challenges with BVAS slowed down the voting process in many polling units, giving voters cause for concern.

The situation, which led to late commencement of voting in many polling units, led to an extension of voting time to six pm in some areas.

In most polling units in Kuje, Bwari and the Abuja Municipal Area Council, INEC officials arrived early with voting materials.

But voting which was scheduled to start at 8am did not start due to some accreditation challenges.

“Over thousands of people are here since morning, since eight o’clock, but up till now they have not captured up to 200 people,” one voter complained.

“If they are not prepared, why putting the date to today and bringing materials that are not working,” another retorted. “BIVAS or whatever they call it has not been used before and the machine is not working.”

One voter noted that while the election in his unit had ben peaceful, the technology problems were a cause for concern.

“I understand this situation is not only here in Kuje, it is across the entire FCT,” he said. “So one begins to wonder whether it is deliberate or just a situation where the machine has become faulty.”

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